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PBS
Dec 23, 2012 10:00am PST
has been going on in europe for a long time. dwindling religious interest. is that finally coming to the united states after 50 years of prediction? >> i think what is interesting to me this year is how much more visible secularism is. or nonreligion or unbelief. traditionally we think of churches and synagogues and mosques and we never think of this group of people, as kim said, have no interest in it. andit always seemed th they are a fairly small group, kind of on the edges. there is a study that came out this week that said unbelievers, and the religiously unaffiliated are the third largest group in the world. there are as many unaffiliated people in this world as there are catholics. it is a giant mental shift to realize the religious landscape we thought we knew is much different, i think. >> and i think your point is really interesting. we americans have resisted those trends that wesaw in europe over several generations. and i don't think we have a clear answer yet. are americans becoming more european secular in their approach to religion? but it is a first time you're seein
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am PST
that mean for us here at home? obviously england and the united states are different places but europe is kind of on the vanguard of the secularism movement, and to the degree that their leading religious institution looks irrelevant or out of step with the times, i think that there's important lessons for us here aut h religious groups and religious institutions accommodate themselves to the wider culture and one of the things that you're gonna see that on here at home, i think in 2013, is the gay marriage question, which is gonna be headed to the supreme court. so to what degree religious institutions can adapt to the larger culture is i think gonna be, there's gonna be a lot there. >> but for a lot of these religious institutions they don't adapt to the wider culture. you know, they take pride in saying, "well, we're counter cultural because we stand for what we believe is right, whether or not the culture agrees." and i think you're right. that's where it really, you know. >> that's where the tsion is. >> the clash comes when you talk about gay marriage because for a lot of religio
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